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B&W TV Tuner Grease

 
19Seventie
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Hi all

I restored my GEC BT318 some time ago and it's been working fairly well, with a few slight niggles, which now I think may be due to a dirty tuner. I want to clean the tuner as I haven't done so. What grease do people recommend to use as I've never had anything to do with this before so haven't any clue what to get.

 Any recommendations appreciated

Thanks

'70

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Topic starter Posted : 13/01/2022 2:34 am
Nuvistor
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Servisol super 10 switch cleaner leaves an oil film that will protect the contacts for a while.

Dont spray it into the tuner, spray onto a lint free cloth and rub the contacts on the tuner biscuits clean, if you want to clean the fixed springy contacts you may need to remove some of the biscuits to gain access. Careful with those contacts they are delicate.

I used to use either MS4 or a grease from Electrolube, I have no idea what is available now.

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Posted : 13/01/2022 9:04 am
Cathovisor
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@nuvistor

MS4 is now called DC4 and still readily available. 

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Posted : 13/01/2022 9:23 am
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Nuvistor
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@cathovisor 

Thank you for the update. 👍 

Whatever grease is used it only needs a thin smear otherwise it could migrate to other parts of the tuner and cause problems.

 

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Posted : 13/01/2022 11:06 am
19Seventie
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@nuvistor 

Thank you, that sounds great. I have some switch cleaner to use already which I've found to work quite well. I've found a couple sources of electrolube grease which I'll grab some of. The only DC4 sources I've found are coming from the USA and so have pretty high postage costs. 

Thanks again
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Topic starter Posted : 14/01/2022 10:03 am